Ethnographic Museum

The Ethnographic Museum in Sozopol was established in 2005 through the initiative of the Municipality of Sozopol. The house that accommodates the museum is over 200 years old. It is located in close proximity to the sea and is typical for such an ethnographic exhibition.

The exhibits in the museum are mainly collected from local donors. Each of them has donated costumes and other items passed down through generations, believing that they will be properly preserved here and seen by more people.

All exhibits are authentic. The oldest of them is the donation box. It may be over 150 years old. It features an image of St. George. Before becoming a museum exhibit, it was in a church, and people used to put money in it to support the church.

Among the most interesting exhibits in the museum are children’s, women’s, and men’s traditional garments, spinning wheel, loom, comb, shoe mold, and a distaff with spindles.

Impressive are also all the traditional costumes. The exhibited Thracian costume is characteristic of the residents of the new part of Sozopol, who are refugees from Belomorska Thrace. They settled here in the early 19th century.